12 days in Morocco Itinerary

12 days in Morocco Itinerary

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12 days in Morocco Itinerary

Start: Dhaka City
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Marrakech
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Essaouira
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
3
Meknes
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Casablanca
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Dhaka City

4
nights
Marrakech

Marrakech ©
You won't run out of things to do in Marrakech, a city where you can spend days exploring grandiose palaces and mosques, photogenic gardens, sacred tombs, and traditional mansions that evoke a bygone era.
Escape the urban bustle at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Golf Tour Academie. Get some cultural insight at Saadian Tombs and Palacio da Bahia. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Jardin Majorelle, relax in sumptuous surroundings at local Arab baths, contemplate the long history of El Badi Palace, and examine the collection at Observatoire Astronomie - Centre Culturel Atlas Golf Marrakech.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Marrakech trip itinerary maker tool .

Dhaka City, Bangladesh to Marrakech is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Western European Time (WET), which is usually a -5 hour difference. In March, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can go by car to Essaouira.

Things to do in Marrakech

Outdoors Golf Historic Sites
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Koutoubia Mosque ©
Koutoubia Mosque
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Saadian Tombs ©
Saadian Tombs

2
nights
Essaouira

The laidback town of Essaouira, known for its forceful trade winds, attracts Moroccan and foreign tourists alike with its sweeping beaches and atmospheric, labyrinthine medina, a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): get outside with Outdoor Activities and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour. On the next day, play a few rounds at Mogador Golf Academy, then slough off your stress at Turkish baths, and then contemplate the long history of Medina of Essaouira.

To find traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Essaouira day trip planning website .

Getting from Marrakech to Essaouira by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a shuttle. While traveling from Marrakech, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Essaouira, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Casablanca.

Things to do in Essaouira

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Medina of Essaouira ©
Medina of Essaouira

1
night
Meknes

Meknes ©
One of Morocco's imperial cities, Meknes draws visitors with an abundance of historic monuments and impressive Moorish-style architecture.
On the 16th (Mon), explore the ancient world of Archaeological Site of Volubilis, don't miss a visit to Mausoleum of Mouley Ismail, and then wander the streets of Meknes Medina. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of El Hedim Square, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bou Inania Medersa, and then steep yourself in history at Royal Stables.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Meknes trip planner .

Drive from Essaouira to Meknes in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or fly. Traveling from Essaouira in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Meknes, with lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Casablanca.

Things to do in Meknes

Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Archaeological Site of Volubilis
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Meknes Medina ©
Meknes Medina
Bou Inania Medersa ©
Bou Inania Medersa
Archaeological Site of Volubilis ©
Archaeological Site of Volubilis

3
nights
Casablanca

The port of Casablanca, Morocco's largest city and economic hub, represents the country's beating heart, established as a French protectorate in 1912.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Synagogue Beth-El, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hassan II Mosque, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and finally wander the streets of Quartier Habous. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ettedgui Synagogue and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Casablanca road trip planning website .

You can drive from Meknes to Casablanca in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Meknes in March, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 13°C in Casablanca. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Casablanca

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Hassan II Mosque ©
Hassan II Mosque
Spas & Wellness

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